Message from our President

Happy 2012!

Barbie Stiles, CPSM

President, SMPS Central Florida

Another year has come and gone in a blink of an eye. I hope 2011 was as big a year for you, as it was for SMPS Central Florida. Our unwavering success in the past year has proven our worth in this industry. We have provided fantastic programs to the A/E/C community, mentored the SMPS-UCF chapter and educated professional services marketers. During 2012, we will continue to strive to reach the top of our game.

At the core of SMPS Central Florida is our commitment to provide value and quality to our members. It is through this commitment that we continue to inspire excellence and gain encouragement from each other. You can gain more value from your membership by becoming involved with the chapter in 2012.

Being at the helm of SMPS Central Florida is both a privilege and a great responsibility. I am determined to make the very best of the upcoming year. With our strong, motivated board of directors and members working together, we can surely make our goals happen.

As we welcome the New Year, let us reaffirm our collective dedication to SMPS Central Florida. Together, we shall continue to build a strong chapter. Whatever lies ahead, embrace the new year with a renewed spirit!

On behalf of SMPS Central Florida, I wish you, your families and your firms bright dreams and big goals for 2012!


SMPS Central Florida’s New Social Media Platform

After kicking off the new year with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, SMPS Central Florida has decided to enhance its social media platform with a blog. You may ask, “Why a blog when we already have a newsletter, marketing blasts and other social media?” We will continue to send updates through eblasts and the website, however the blog will enhance the SMPS membership experience with more versatile and instant communication.

The blog will we updated with relevant content, and often. For example, if you attend a coordinators club function or seminar, SMPS will have up-to date recaps and information readily available on the blog rather than having to wait for a follow-up email or for the next newsletter to be published. Blogs are interactive in a nature and thrive off of this interaction, so give us your feedback. We want to hear from you!

Still not convinced? Here are three benefits of the new SMPS blog:

  1. Marketing- New and existing members can connect locally and nationally
  2. Communication- The blog will keep members informed, and faster
  3. Education- Tips, tricks and “tools of the trade” as well as event recaps

Through the SMPS Central Florida blog, we will give more value to your membership, which is what we aim to do. If you have any questions, concerns, ideas or you would like to be featured as a guest blogger, please leave a comment below or contact the communications committee.